The mother of German tattoo artist Shani Louk, who is believed to have been killed by Hamas gunmen during Saturday’s brutal attack on an Israeli music festival, claimed she has received news from Palestine that her daughter is still alive.
The shocking revelation, if true, provides a ray of hope for a desperate family who were forced to watch videos of an unconscious and partially naked Shani paraded through the streets in the back of a van by Hamas terrorists while onlookers spit on her. his motionless body. .
Shani’s mother, Ricarda Louk, told a German media image: ‘We now have evidence that Shani is alive but has a serious head injury and is in critical condition. Every minute is critical.
‘We must act quickly and get Shani out of the Gaza Strip!’ she declared in the message addressed to German officials. We shouldn’t argue about jurisdiction issues now!’
Shani, 22, is German but grew up in Israel and was one of hundreds of unsuspecting partygoers at the Nova festival, where Hamas carried out a massacre of about 260 civilians.
Earlier clips showed Shani dancing with a group of other revelers while smiling widely at the camera, a far cry from the heartbreaking images that later emerged, which showed her captors gleefully carrying her around like a trophy.
Shani Louk, 22 (pictured), was at a peace music festival when she was captured by Hamas terrorists who stormed the event and massacred 260 Israeli revelers during their attack on Israel.
Shocking images shared on social media appear to show Palestinian fighters displaying Shani’s partially naked body in the back of a van.
Her family, who desperately hope Shani is still alive despite images of her body, said she was a pacifist and peace activist known for her involvement in organizing music festivals.
The video shows a smiling Shani, who loved to travel according to her family, dancing at the music festival moments before being captured by the terrorists.
Shani’s mother, Ricarda, shows a photo of her daughter on her mobile phone in an emotional video asking for help to find out what happened to her daughter.
Shani, who grew up in Israel but had a German passport, was a peace activist and conscientious objector to military service, her aunt Orly Louk told the German newspaper. Mirror.
Orly said Shani had refused to perform mandatory military service for Israelis because of his pacifist views, adding that his German passport helped him do so.
It comes as Shani’s mother Ricarda posted a heartbreaking video asking for help to find out what happened to her daughter.
Holding up a photo of Shani on her mobile phone, Ricarda said on Sunday: “This morning my daughter, Shani Nicole Louk, a German citizen, was kidnapped with a group of tourists in southern Israel by Palestinian Hamas.
‘They sent us a video in which I could clearly see our daughter unconscious in the car with the Palestinians and them driving through the Gaza Strip.
‘I ask you to send us any help or any news. Thank you so much.’
Hamas had claimed the body was that of a female Israeli soldier, but it was confirmed to be Shani by her cousin Tomasina Weintraub-Louk, who told MailOnline the family recognized her distinctive leg tattoos and dreadlocked hair.
She said: ‘We haven’t heard anything. We look forward to positive news. It’s definitely Shani.
‘She was at a music festival for peace. “This is a nightmare for our family.”
Tomasina said she and other family members had been desperately trying to contact Shani and her Mexican boyfriend, but couldn’t get through.
“We knew she was at the game, but she didn’t respond,” Tomasina said.
Her parents say they have not heard from their daughter since a phone call Saturday morning, just after Hamas launched its first rockets.
But his family has said they have since received information from their bank that Shani’s credit card had been used in Gaza.
Shani, who grew up in Israel but had a German passport, had refused mandatory military service for Israelis because of his views.
German tattoo artist Shani Louk, in her 20s, was in Israel to attend a peace rave.
Palestinian fighters can be seen cheering and walking away as Shani’s body lies motionless in the back of the truck.
The tragedy comes as Palestinian militants launched their worst attack in 50 years on Saturday with unprecedented ground, sea and air attacks, even using hang gliders to avoid detection.
In a coordinated, multi-pronged attack, Palestinian terrorists crossed into Israel from the Gaza Strip, seizing settlements, and capturing and killing civilians celebrating a Jewish holiday.
It is feared that dozens of people have been taken off the streets and returned to Gaza, or simply killed outright.
The music festival Shani attended was one of the first places attacked by the terrorist group, where 260 revelers were massacred.
Survivors described how the gunmen went “tree by tree” executing the victims.
Clips posted on social media show how revelers were forced to hide under bushes and record soft farewell messages to their loved ones as they watched victims being killed one by one.
Many stood motionless, terrified, for more than five hours before hearing the sound of armed rescuers speaking in Hebrew.
The Palestinian terrorist group stormed the Nova Festival being held near Kibbutz Re’im, near the Gaza Strip, as part of its surprise attack launched on Saturday.
This morning, harrowing dashcam footage of the incident showed gunmen executing civilians as they lay in the sand before rummaging through their pockets and emptying bags from their cars.
Palestinian militants brandish weapons as they pass through Israeli territory in trucks
They took Israeli civilians and soldiers off the streets and forced them to return to Gaza.
In a second video widely shared on social media, a woman screams ‘Don’t kill me!’ You can see how an armed man takes him away on a motorcycle.
She has since been identified as Noa Argamani, 25, a student who was kidnapped at the same outdoor peace festival she had attended with her boyfriend near the border.
Esther Borochov, who fled the rave, said she survived by playing dead in a car after the driver trying to help her escape was shot at point-blank range.
The bodies of Israeli civilians were strewn across the streets of Sderot in southern Israel, near Gaza, surrounded by broken glass. The bodies of a woman and a man were lying in the front seats of a car.
‘I came out and saw piles of bodies of terrorists, civilians and bulleted cars. A sea of corpses, inside Sderot, along the road, and in other places, piles of corpses,” Shlomi said from Sderot.
Terrified Israelis, barricaded in safe rooms, recounted their plight over the phone on live television.
Other images showed captured soldiers and civilians – some dead – parading through the streets of Gaza.